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“Great Place for Coffee and Reading Books”
Review of Cha Bar

Cha Bar
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

The Cha Bar is a coffee shop located on the upper level of Oxford Bookstore at 17 Park Street, a trendy part of Kolkata. It serves better and larger coffees and teas than the Barista coffee shop on the same street, although at about the same prices. However, here you also have access to all of the books in the store, one of the best for English language books in Kolkata. So it's a great place to relax with a book or books, with no obligation to buy.
Snacks with set deals including coffee or tea are available, but are rather pricey compared with general prices in India. Service and atmosphere in the place is OK.

Thank Hunt4Paul
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

I loved the Oxford Book Store on Park St and had already spent about 1 hour when I discovered the second floor up the narrow stair way. At the front of the shop on the second floor is a cool little cafe- it was quite busy with most people reading and enjoying a quiet tea or coffee. I had pretty low expectations but grabbed a couple more books and ordered a coffee and cake.
I ended up spending around an extra 2 hours and finished one of my books completely (yes, I did buy it!!). I left suitably buzzed after 3 really decent coffees, cake and a light lunch. Good coffee is a bit hard to find in India but this cafe would not be out of place in Melbourne.
Great low-key wait staff- never felt rushed or hurried- highly recommended!!.

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